Alaska Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn
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... guide the Regatta to dock at 2:00PM. We gathered in the lounge to begin our shore excursions. Blue skies and a 70 degree temperature greeted us in Sitka. It was the warmest day of their summer so far. We took the Tongass Rainforest Nature Hike which allowed us to see 4 different ecosystems - forest, marine, estuary, and muskeg. The pink salmon were just gathering in the bay in preparation for their spawning trip up the rivers and ...
... 9 or 9:45 boats or to hang out on the island until our noon flight. We had a couple of boats of people on the first run and got dropped off at totem square. From there we walked down Lincoln at various paces getting souvenirs, coffee, etc. That quickly at up a whole hour and really cut into the time to go down to the Totem Trail at the end of the street in the national park entrance. It's a flat easy trail with various totem poles throughout it. But a group ...
... where he explained a lot about the local plants, trees and flowers. We then came to Indian Creek, with a high bridge to the other side. He asked us to all be very quiet as we approached. The water was crystal clear! And then, there right below us were two brown bears!!!! BIG BROWN BEARS. How amazing! Glen then explained how they were coming down for fish, as the salmon were just ...
... colonists. It is also the site of the Tlingit Indian Fort. The walking trail around the 113 acre park has a collection of Tlingit and Haida totem poles.
Sitka has a Summer Music Festival during the month of June so we were able to attend two classical concerts during our stay. It was amazing listen to very good ...
... that commemorates a battle between the Russians using Aleutian natives fighting with the Tlinglit. Near the historic site is the Alaska Raptor Center, a non-profit organization that cares for injured birds from all over with the hope to release as many as possible after rehabilitation. Many of the birds are bald eagles that are hurt in some encounter with humans and can be broken bones or ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlaska Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn Sitka
Pros: Nice facility, comfortable beds. Made us a to-go breakfast for our 4:30 a.m departure. Keep snacks (but not drinks) available all the time.
Cons: Owner talked for one sold hour upon our arrival, before we ever got to the room. We were left to find the room ourselves. Breakfast very plain, but plentiful. Table not set; serve yourself buffet style, collecting dishes and silverware. Bus your dishes back to the kitchen. Internet service quite poor--down completely for half the time we were there. House inconveniently located if you have no car; there is a bus, but it runs only once an hour. You can walk to downtown (1.2 miles to the center of town; 1.5 miles to the National Park), and the walking is not scenic; just through neighborhoods. Uphill all the way back. Owner somewhat bossy. No shoes allowed in house; strict instructions about where to leave the key on our early checkout--repeated three different times. The owners are friendly, but more managing than welcoming and NO special services--carry your own bags, get yourself out of the house when you leave, and so on.
None of these problems is, in itself, particularly awful, but given the price we paid, they are unacceptable. When I booked the room, 8 months in advance, I was told that the only room available for all three nights was the suite, by far the most expensive room in the house. I had a hard time believing that this was true--I think the owner simply wanted to ensure that her most expensive room was rented first. My choice was to take it or choose another hotel. This was highly reviewed, and as it was a special occasion, I took it, but I would not do so again. This house may be much more satisfactory if you can get one of the cheaper rooms, but I recommend trying elsewhere.
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